Aaron is a distinguished academic known for the development of cutting edge computational and molecular techniques for the study of microbial genomes.
He is a Professor of Computational Genomics and Bioinformatics at the ithree institute, University of Technology Sydney, where he leads a team of computational scientists and molecular biologists. His research is widely cited and creates real-world impact; his software packages for genome assembly and comparison (A5-miseq, Mauve) are used by thousands of academic researchers as well as a range of private industries, public health (Centers for Disease Control), government and environmental organisations. His academic publications have been highly cited, with over 20000 citations to date and an H-index of 38.
Aaron currently holds the title of President of the Australian Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Society (ABACBS). He is on the editorial board of PLOS Computational Biology and formerly on the editorial board of BMC Bioinformatics.
Aaron holds a PhD in Computational Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, US.